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Psalm 88 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 A Song. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. To the Chief Musician. Set to 'Mahalath Leannoth.' A Contemplation of Heman the Ezrahite. O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried out day and night before You. 1 O LORD, the God who saves me, day and night I cry out before you.
2 Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry. 2 May my prayer come before you; turn your ear to my cry.
3 For my soul is full of troubles, And my life draws near to the grave. 3 For my soul is full of trouble and my life draws near the grave.
4 I am counted with those who go down to the pit; I am like a man who has no strength, 4 I am counted among those who go down to the pit; I am like a man without strength.
5 Adrift among the dead, Like the slain who lie in the grave, Whom You remember no more, And who are cut off from Your hand. 5 I am set apart with the dead, like the slain who lie in the grave, whom you remember no more, who are cut off from your care.
6 You have laid me in the lowest pit, In darkness, in the depths. 6 You have put me in the lowest pit, in the darkest depths.
7 Your wrath lies heavy upon me, And You have afflicted me with all Your waves. Selah 7 Your wrath lies heavily upon me; you have overwhelmed me with all your waves. "Selah"
8 You have put away my acquaintances far from me; You have made me an abomination to them; I am shut up, and I cannot get out; 8 You have taken from me my closest friends and have made me repulsive to them. I am confined and cannot escape;
9 My eye wastes away because of affliction. Lord, I have called daily upon You; I have stretched out my hands to You. 9 my eyes are dim with grief. I call to you, O LORD, every day; I spread out my hands to you.
10 Will You work wonders for the dead? Shall the dead arise and praise You? Selah 10 Do you show your wonders to the dead? Do those who are dead rise up and praise you? "Selah"
11 Shall Your lovingkindness be declared in the grave? Or Your faithfulness in the place of destruction? 11 Is your love declared in the grave, your faithfulness in Destruction ?
12 Shall Your wonders be known in the dark? And Your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness? 12 Are your wonders known in the place of darkness, or your righteous deeds in the land of oblivion?
13 But to You I have cried out, O Lord, And in the morning my prayer comes before You. 13 But I cry to you for help, O LORD; in the morning my prayer comes before you.
14 Lord, why do You cast off my soul? Why do You hide Your face from me? 14 Why, O LORD, do you reject me and hide your face from me?
15 I have been afflicted and ready to die from my youth; I suffer Your terrors; I am distraught. 15 From my youth I have been afflicted and close to death; I have suffered your terrors and am in despair.
16 Your fierce wrath has gone over me; Your terrors have cut me off. 16 Your wrath has swept over me; your terrors have destroyed me.
17 They came around me all day long like water; They engulfed me altogether. 17 All day long they surround me like a flood; they have completely engulfed me.
18 Loved one and friend You have put far from me, And my acquaintances into darkness. 18 You have taken my companions and loved ones from me; the darkness is my closest friend.